Kathryn O'Conaill

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Library science and folklore student with data analysis and research experience in intersectional feminism, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and the digital humanities. Skilled at Python, Jupyter Notebook, pandas, matplotlib, and various mapping technologies. Currently pursuing an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in Folklore and Public Culture.

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Folklore understood through Intersectional Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Postcolonial Theory, and the methods of the Digital Humanities. The intersection of information and power.

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  • #transformDH
  • #critlib
  • FemTechNet


  • American Folklore Society
  • American Library Association
  • Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)
  • Oregon Historical Society    
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Progressive Librarians Guild
  • UIUC iSchool Queer Library Alliance


  • Anthropology
  • Data analysis
  • Data science
  • Decolonization
  • Digital Humanities
  • Folklore
  • Folk music
  • History
  • Intersectional feminism
  • Ireland
  • Mapping
  • Mythology
  • Storytelling
  • Queer theory

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